We invite you to partner with us on a new project, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Supplements. This project is designed to expand and offer innovative assessments of Pentecostal practice in ways that move the field forward. Our geographical focus will revolve around West Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Summary of Project:
The BEGP Supplements is a larger Brill project involving all the regions of the world divided into eight categories. Our group, covering the division of West Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East, will contribute to the Brill project by variously exploring Pentecostalism in these places.
Each regional contribution is expected to take Pentecostalism as a local/regional culture and place it within the broader context of world/global Christianity. While Pentecostalism is both local and global (meaning that it is diverse in its ecclesiologies, pneumatologies, and eschatologies), our project also recognizes that there is no singular view, culture, or form of Pentecostalism at the local level or even worldwide. Various movements, organizations, and people are shaped by their respective local socio-cultural contexts, such as interactions with politics, religions, theologies, development, etc.
Thus, we envisage a volume that will highlight how Pentecostalism is localized within these regions while at the same time linked with Pentecostals either in West Africa/North Africa/Middle East, or other areas, and how they may be linked with one or more of the prominent global Pentecostal forms.
Chapters for the volumes shall give attention to themes and topics, movements and organization, and worldwide relations across regions/countries). We envisage chapters built around the following:
- Historical Perspectives: local origins and reception, rejections and formulations, historical attention to how and when local became linked with dominant global/world expressions or developed independently (local/global). Pentecostalism as movement; Pentecostalism as organization.
- Forms of beliefs, practices, sentiments – theological issues, developments, debates about orthodoxy, orthopraxy, orthopathy. Pentecostalism and theological formulations. Pentecostalism as religion/spirituality/practice.
- Interactions with a range of Christianities, Pentecostals, and religions in and beyond the region. We will consider Pentecostalism and mission; Pentecostalism and migration; Pentecostalism as a network; Pentecostalism and world Christianity (scholars of Pentecostalism engaging scholarship of World Christianity); ecumenism (evangelical associations, World Council of Churches, Roman Catholic/Pentecostal relations, etc); Pentecostalism and religious diversity (indigenous religions/spirituality, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc). Also, how Pentecostalism is contested within and outside itself.
- Interactions with the society/region/space/place where the Pentecostalism is located, including the politics, economics, family, education, development, media, race/ethnicity, indigenous issues, sexuality, etc. Interactions across regions. Local and global views/awareness of those interactions. Pentecostalism and Cultures/Social Institutions/Societies.
Interested authors are expected to signify their interest by sending an email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org stating their name and institutional affiliation by Sept 8, 2023. We will expect interested authors to send in their abstracts by September 30, 2023.
Each volume will include approximately 25-30 chapters that are about 6,000 words in length, including references.
The volumes will adhere to the Chicago Author-date Citation and Reference List style.
Thank you very much for your co-operation,
Abimbola Adelakun & George Bob-Millar (Editors)